• Current Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Scholar

    Katherine M. Wang, MD, a second-year nephrology fellow at Stanford University, has been named the American Kidney Fund (AKF) Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) fellow for 2018-2019. Learn more.

  • Past Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Scholars

    The American Kidney Fund helps launch the careers of young nephrologists by providing grants to help them conduct critical research studies to improve patient outcomes. Learn more.

  • Advocating for adequate funding for kidney disease research

    Appropriations funding is a critical resource in supporting agencies focused on kidney research and public health. These funds allow organizations to support research, award grants to community-based organizations, and make advancements in the development of new life-saving medical treatment and drugs. Medical research is critical to finding a cure for kidney disease. The American Kidney Fund works to increase funding of kidney disease research. Learn more.

  • Clinical trials

    Clinical trials are research studies in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures. Researchers use clinical research studies to find new ways to prevent, detect or treat health conditions, and to make sure new treatments work well and are safe for people. The American Kidney Fund provides resources so you can learn about clinical trials in general, information to help you decide whether a clinical trial might be right for you, and tools to help you search for specific studies you may be eligible to take part in. Learn more.